During 9 days enjoy many and varied experiences. Fill up with images, sensations, discoveries, and well-being during this complete tour.
Start your journey with Cairo. Face the greatness of Ancient Egypt, the Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara. Lose yourself in the Egyptian Museum where you can admire several mummies and of course the most important and beautiful treasure of Ancient Egypt, that of King Tutankhamun. The magnificent religious buildings will make you feel the spiritual vibes of this city. Lose yourself in El Moez street and the medieval, but still operating, souk of Khan El Khalili. No doubt that the Islamic and Coptic Cairo will deep you straight into the Middle Ages.
Travel to Aswan, and venture yourself in the south of the Nubian city to discover the masterpieces of Abu Simbel and make the most of this city with an excursion to Philae Temple and the High Dam.
Board your cruise ship and start one of the most unique adventures Egypt can offer. Sail for 5 days on the infinite river and enjoy the scenery that surrounds you. You will be amazed by the singular scenery and the purity of the landscapes. Make two stops during your sailing, one at Kom Ombo and the second at Edfu to visit the temples these two cities host.
Arrive in the magnificent Luxor, the ancient Thebes. All the temples and ancient monuments scattered on both banks of the Nile river make this city a real open-air museum. The temple of Hatshepsut, The valley of the Kings, Karnak temple… there are so many wonders that will not fail to impress you.
End your trip on a high relaxing note in Hurghada. Enjoy 2 nights in all-inclusive accommodation by the red sea.
Magic carpet's representative will meet you at Cairo International Airport and accompany you to your hotel overnight. The representative will assist you with the check-in procedure.
In the morning, our tour guide will meet and accompany you to witness the glory of the old kingdom located in Giza Plateau. Start your private tour by discovering the last remaining ancient wonder of the world, the Pyramids of Giza, Cheops, Mykerinus, and Chephren. Guided by our expert Egyptologist, learn the history of this miraculous edifice that still keeps the mystery of their construction. From the Plateau, enjoy the unique view of the Pyramids emerging from the golden sand of Giza. It’s the moment to take pictures of your life! Before leaving the site, let’s greet Abu El Hol, the 3000 years old great Sphinx.
Reach now the second step of your journey, the Pyramid of Saqqara also know as the Pyramid of Djoser. Saqqara is the vast necropolis of ancient Memphis. It’s on this site that King Djoser built his tomb more than 4000 years ago. It was the first time in history that the pyramidal shape was used to build a tomb of a kind.
After lunch, finish your day by visiting the Museum of Cairo which contains the most beautiful artifacts of Ancient Egypt, royal mummies, and the amazing treasure of King Tutankhamun. Return to your hotel overnight.
Our guide will finally accompany you back to your hotel.
Travel back to time by visiting the medieval district of Cairo. Start your day with the Alabaster mosque. You can’t miss this prodigious building while you are entering Salah El-Din citadel. Indeed, the Ottoman building majestically stands on the summit of the citadel so that you can admire its overlayed domes and great minarets.
Visit now the Hanging church. Hanged above the gate of the old Babylone Fortress, the church seeks to be admired. Proceed inside this holy edifice: the whole nave stands on 13 pillars that are considered to symbolize Jesus and his 12 apostles.
Discover the Synagogue that is believed to has been built where Moses was found by Pharaon’s daughter when he was a baby. Ben Ezra synagogue is famous for its Geniza inside which outdated and holy documents containing the name of God were honorably stored.
Visit one of the most beautiful and impressive historic construction of the Mamluk epoch: Sultan Hassan Mosque.
Stroll along El Moez street and admire the medieval buildings: madrassas (Koran schools), mosques, and traditional houses. You will probably find in your way many young Egyptians looking for the perfect selfie. Make your way through the streets of Khan El Khalili. Built-in the 14th century this souk is still operating. Spices, gold, soap, handmade souvenirs… you can find almost anything here. Need to go back home with a souvenir: Khan El Khalili is the ideal place for that!
Here ends your amazing tour in Cairo, you will be transferred to Cairo Train Station to take the sleeper train to Aswan.
Your tour guide will pick you up from the train station to take you to the first step of your trip, Philae temple. Enjoy a motorboat ride to reach this temple which is located on Agilika Island. Originally built by Nectanebo I on the Island of Philae, this temple is one of the most important sites of Nubia and was a center of the cult of Isis.
Leave Agilika Island and get to the High Dam. In 1960 the Egyptian government decided to replace the former dam which was not high enough. Built across the Nile, the Hight Dam allows Egyptians to enjoy permanent agriculture instead of depending on the seasons. The construction of the dam threatened a lot of houses and touristic sites, such as the temple of Abu Simbel which was moved to a higher place.
You will be transferred to your cruise ship to Check-in. Enjoy lunch and spend the night on board the cruise ship.
Around 4 am, your guide will pick you up from Aswan at the place you choose. You will be driven for 3 hours by private air-conditioned car to Abu Simbel, 290 km south of Aswan.
The two temples you are about to visit are located on the west bank of Lake Nasser, but this is not their original place. Indeed, in order to save these Ancient treasures from the flood, the decision was made to relocate them. Therefore, the temples were entirely dislocated and reassembled in a higher area in 1968. Nubia was a valuable region for Egyptians because of its gold and other precious goods.
Hence, Pharaoh Ramesses II decided to build these two massive temples in order to establish his supremacy upon the Nubians. Visit these two masterpieces with your Egyptology guide and discover the history of this place and of the great Pharaoh who build them. You will have plenty of time to take memorable photos.
Here ends your amazing tour at Abu Simbel, you will be transferred to your ship cruise in Aswan.
In the afternoon, sail to Kom Ombo and top over the “double-temple” of Sobek, This temple is perfectly symmetrical, one half is dedicated to the crocodile dod Sobek and the other to the falcon-headed god Horus. Continue to sail towards Edfu where you will stay overnight.
Around 7 AM, you will be taken by horse-drawn carriage to reach Edfu Temple. This temple is one of the best-preserved ancient religious sites of Egypt.
The Ptolemaic temple was dedicated to the worshiping of the falcon god Horus. Inside the temple, the walls are covered by inscriptions that give reliable information on the language, traditions, and cult during the Hellenistic period in Egypt.
You can also observe inscriptions and scenes which retrace the story of the conflict between Seth and Horus who was trying to avenge the murder of his father Osiris.
After this stop at Edfu, you will get back to the cruise to sail towards Luxor and stay overnight.
After your breakfast on the cruise ship, start an unforgettable excursion to the West bank of Luxor. Discover first the valley of the Kings, a symbol of pharaohs’ glory. The site contains 63 tombs excavated in the rock of the mountain, the most famous one is that of king Tutankhamun. Venture inside a royal tomb and examine the colored scenes on the walls, these give you insights on the beliefs and funerary rites of Ancient Egyptian. It’s also a great reminder of the prestige and greatness of the pharaohs. Continue your visit with the temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Arriving to the site, the impressive cliff will not miss to captivate your eyes. But it’s at the foot of this masterpiece of nature that remains the real wonder : Hatshepsut temple. The external architecture match perfectly with the refined cliff, the building seems to have been sculpted into the rock. Once inside you will notice that many statues and engraving have their face destroyed, your expert guide will explain the strong history behind this.
Reach now the last step of your day : the Colossi of Memnon. Massive, proudly standing, and the gaze fixed toward the Nile, the two colossi of Memnon were the guardians of the vastest and the most sumptuous temple in Egypt : that of Amenhotep.
Reach now the East bank of Luxor and visit its two glorious temples. Start with Karnak : the vastest Ancient temple. It was dedicated to the Theban triad Amun, Mut and their son Khonsu and connected to Luxor Temple by an long alley of sphinxes. During more than 2000 years, about thirty Pharaohs have contributed to the construction of the building, making it unique by its size, its degree of elaboration and the diversity of styles.
End your day with Luxor temple : this is the perfect time to enjoy the splendor of the Ancient architecture highlighted by the shimmering rays of the setting sun. Enter the site facing the immense pylon of Ramses II, his monumental colossi and of course the huge obelisk. Here, for the Feast of Opet, used to take place every year the union of Mut and Amun and the rebirth of their son. This ceremony radiated on the Pharaoh, who could thus renew his power above whole Egypt. The site also hosts a roman chapel and a mosque that you can still admire on the top of the ancient columns of the temple.
After this complete tour in Luxor, you will be escorted to your hotel for overnight in Luxor.
After breakfast, your driver will pick you up from the hotel to transfer you to Hurghada (about 4 hours driving). Check-in in a 5-star hotel and enjoy 2 nights in all-inclusive accommodation by the red sea. Magic carpet services will end after we make sure that you are comfortably settled in your hotel.
Enjoy the second night in Hurghada in all-inclusive.